“God gave Solomon very great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sands of the seashore.”
(1 Kings 4:29 NLT)

As I was strolling along the beach one evening my eyes pleasured upon a man skillfully building a sand sculpture. I watched him diligently shape the sand into the most magnificent sand castle I have ever seen complete with drawbridges and multilevel staircases ascending to various towers. Some people see sand as just inconvenient dirt that gets between the toes but a sand castle sculpturist has the vision to see the ordinary sand as an entire sand kingdom. King Solomon had the reputation of being the wisest and wealthiest man who ever lived. Each year he received over 25 tons of gold. Solomon asked God for wisdom and with that wisdom he built the greatest kingdom in Israel’s history including a magnificent temple. With God’s wisdom comes the understanding and knowledge to transform the ordinary into something extraordinary.